Sound Off: Zack Snyder's Watchmen - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
March 6, 2009
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? In 1986, Alan Moore wrote one of the greatest graphic novels of all-time, known as Watchmen. In 2009, Zack Snyder brought his vision of that story to the big screen the only way that it could rightfully be told. But is it any good? Is it as extraordinary of a movie as the graphic novel is itself? Was being completely faithful necessarily the best decision? Were any major changes Zack Snyder made problematic to the end result (e.g. the squid)? To put it simply, did Zack Snyder pull it off, or did he fail? Sound off below, leave your thoughts, and let us know what you thought of Watchmen!
To fuel the fire, as I already wrote in my review, I loved Watchmen, through and through. It's just as epic and exciting to see play out on the big screen as it is in the graphic novel. It's not flawless, and I'm not going to proclaim that it's anything miraculous, but Snyder's choice to be as faithful as he was truly helped it end up as incredible as it was. If he would've made any major changes (besides the ending), fans would've been in an uproar, and it would've been a disaster. But I believe he pulled it off. Although the one thing I know for sure is that I've been hearing the most distinctly split opinions in a very long, so which side are you on?
So what did you think of Watchmen? Was this the adaptation we've all been waiting to see?